1. sherlock's Avatar
    So I was listening to the recent podcast and decided what could it hurt and signed up for twitter. Before I was done signing up I had multiple random people following me and emails from twitter to approve them. I just want to follow TiPb and a few other interests.

    I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to be invisible on twitter but still follow others? I think I'm set to private but on the other hand, these would be followers did find me?

    Just looking for some advice, feel free to delete this thread if need be.
    12-10-2011 08:09 PM
  2. Ginbill's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't think there's a way to go invisible~ on twitter so to speak. The only option is to have your tweets locked. Even then, you're right, random people follow/request to follow you no matter what you do. I had 8 or so bot type twitters trying to follow me within an hour of being locked.
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    12-16-2011 10:35 AM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    You can follow other and just not tweet
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    12-16-2011 10:37 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    You once could do it. Here's a link - see if it still works. Now You Can Follow Twitter Users Without an Account
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    12-16-2011 10:53 AM
  5. BiG BaLLA 923's Avatar
    I thought this way when I made my twitter account, but after messing with it for a while, I decided to keep it.
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    12-16-2011 10:58 AM
  6. sherlock's Avatar
    It looks like Alli's suggestion would work but it would mean a lot of text messages would come in. Since I already signed up I'll just follow my interests and lay low. Locking and turning off email notification for follow requests has toned things down. Hopefully all the inappropriate follow requests will stop eventually.
    12-16-2011 11:56 PM
  7. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    It looks like Alli's suggestion would work but it would mean a lot of text messages would come in. Since I already signed up I'll just follow my interests and lay low. Locking and turning off email notification for follow requests has toned things down. Hopefully all the inappropriate follow requests will stop eventually.
    They won't unfortunately. I still get a spam account following me once or twice a week.
    12-17-2011 12:35 PM
  8. Alli's Avatar
    Yea, the spam accounts are an inevitable evil. But there are far fewer that get through now than a year or so ago. I wish we could see an end to the Twitter bots that automatically @ you whenever you use their trigger words like iPad, iPhone, or Christmas.
    12-17-2011 01:28 PM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I say keep it simple, turn on "Protect my tweets". I like that feature...
    12-17-2011 02:15 PM
  10. AlanG4s's Avatar
    I was just on Google Reader and typed in tipb/twitter/rss and their different feeds show up. It looks like you can subscribe that way and not be a user.
    12-17-2011 05:56 PM
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